Benign paroksysmal positionel vertigo--den hyppigste form for otogen vertigo

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Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo presents with brief, episodic, positioning-provoked vertigo and characteristic findings on Dix-Hallpike and other positional tests. This article is based on a systematic review of the literature and describes epidemiology, etiology, pathogenesis, diagnostic positional tests and treatment using canalith repositioning, liberatory and 360 degrees rotation manoeuvres. Diagnostic pitfalls, mastoid vibration, postmanoeuvre activity restriction and the ideal number of repositioning manoeuvres per treatment session are discussed.

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  • Otorhinolaryngology
Translated title of the contributionBenign paroxysmal positional vertigo--the most common form of otogenic vertigo
Original languageDanish
Pages (from-to)1996-2002
JournalUgeskrift for Læger
Volume169
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes